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Law, Public Safety & Security

Crossover from Law Enforcement Officer to Correctional Officer

  

The purpose of this program is to transition Florida state-certified law enforcement officers into Florida state-certified correctional officers. To successfully complete this training program, students must achieve a passing score on each of the written end-of-course examinations. See Rules 11B-35.001 and 11B-35.0024, FAC. (IN028.1.)

The following table illustrates the program structure. For more information, visit the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy’s web site.

Course #

OCP

Course Name

Hours

CJK0300

A

Introduction to Corrections

32

CJK0305

A

CJSTC Communications

40

CJK0310

A

Officer Safety

16

CJK0315

A

Facility and Equipment

8

CJK0320

A

Intake and Release

18

CJK0325

A

Supervising in a Correctional Facility

40

CJK0330

A

Supervising Special Populations

20

CJK0335

A

Responding to Incidents and Emergencies

16

CJK0393

A

Cross-Over Program Updates

8

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

198

Practice & Written Exam & Review

24

TOTAL HOURS

222

Hours

198 hours plus 24 hours Exam & Review

Industry Certifications

The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission and the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Commission to train cadets to become Florida State Certified Police Officers, Correctional Officers, Probation & Parole Officers, and Firefighters.

In addition to training basic recruits, the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy also provides advanced and specialized training courses which are designed to provide for the continuing education and training needs of officers and firefighters after their basic certification.

Steps to Enroll

Prospective students must be at least 19 years of age, be a citizen of the United States, be a high school graduate or equivalent, not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, not have a dishonorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States, achieve a passing score on the CJBAT Test for Corrections, have been fingerprinted by the academy or an employing agency with prints processed by the FDLE and the FBI, have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician, have good moral character, complete an Affidavit of Applicant (form CJSTC-68), and successfully pass a background investigation to include drug testing. Visit the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy’s website for complete admission requirements or call (239) 334-3897.

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